Youth Work Ethics for Emerging Leaders
This one day workshop is aimed at managers and team leaders who have responsibility for supporting youth workers. The workshop will explore a range of ways to incorporate the Code of Ethics for Youth Workers in WA more deeply in your work. The training will focus on the Code, and on the suite of materials developed by Youth Work WA and YACWA, aimed at embedding the Code in youth work practice, programs and organisations in WA.
The program for the day will include the following topics:
- The role of ethics in youth work
- Using the Code of Ethics as a basis for employing and supporting ethical youth workers
- Using the Code to guide relationships and decisions within your team and your organisation
- Who is my primary client - the young person, the organisation or our funder/s?
- Exploring ethical practice and ethical dilemmas
- What happens when two ethical principles “collide”?
- Challenging unethical practices in ourselves and others
The workshop will include presentations, small and large group discussions, whole group activities, individual reflection, reading, case studies and scenarios.
The development of the WA Youth Work Code of Ethics was completed in partnership between Youth Work WA and the Youth Affairs Council of WA.
Youth Work WA Members receive discounted tickets ($165+bf) enter the promotional code "Member" when you purchase your ticket.
Not a member? Join for free for a limited time
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Foyer Oxford is walking distance from the Leederville train station, and Youth Work WA strongly encourages the use of public transport. There is also a range of parking availble in the area. Please see the map below, which is not extensive. There is no on-site parking available at Foyer Oxford.
Lunch will be provided for the training that will cater for most dietary requirements. Please contact us if you have any specific allergies or requirements.
About the Trainer:
Andrew Cummings is a freelance consultant and trainer who has worked in young people’s organisations for over 25 years. His roles have included working with children and young people in a wide range of settings, including out of home care, adolescent and family support; and managing programs and organisations in Australia, the UK and Europe. His previous roles include Executive Director of the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (2010 - 2013). Andrew has produced more than 20 publications on working with young people, and has developed and delivered a wide range of training programs on youth issues to over 3000 youth and community workers.
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